Swedbank’s History: Key Dates
The roots of Swedbank stretch back to 1800. Over the centuries of existence, the bank has shown continuous development and growth. Only one thing remained unchanged: the public need for a sustainable and reliable financial partner.
Key events in our history:
In 2009, Hansabank in Lithuania changed its name to Swedbank AB;
In 2001, Hansabank purchased Lietuvos Taupomasis Bankas by becoming its controlling shareholder;
In 1999, Hansabank opened its doors to clients in Vilnius for the first time;
In 1996, the Hansabank Group established its presence in Lithuania;
In 1991, the Hansabank Group began establishing Hansabank branches in the Baltic states;
In 1990, Sparbanksgruppen financial group was formed;
In 1940, the savings-bank symbol – oak tree – was created;
In 1900, the Swedish Savings Bank Association was founded;
In 1820, Sweden’s first savings banks came into existence;
In 1800, Berndt Harder Santesson founded a savings group for the workers of one of his glassworks.